China Market Intelligence

March 21st, 2018
By USCBC staff

China’s legislature concluded its session Tuesday with speeches by President Xi Jinping, recently confirmed into his second five-year term, and Premier Li Keqiang, reappointed to the position he has held for the past five years. In his remarks, Xi said China needs to “broaden opening up and deepen reform with intensified efforts and with more concrete measures” -- an allusion to criticisms of China’s stalled reform efforts that have resulted in few tangible outcomes. Xi also called...

March 21st, 2018
By He Jiao and USCBC Staff

The General Office of the State Council’s legislative work plan for 2018 indicates that several policies affecting foreign companies may be revised this year, including foreign investment restrictions, ecommerce, tax, and environmental regulations.

The State Council plan is prepared each year in conjunction with an annual legislative plan from the Standing Committee of China’s legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC). The NPC’s 2018 legislative work plan...